This beautiful musical jewellery box is fitted with musical movement. The music box is wound from underneath, when you lift the lid the music plays.
This box is handcrafted, finished in red wood veneer, and coated in a high gloss laquer. The marquetry set into the lid is of a intricate floral rose design with gorgeous white roses. The mosaic is made from pieces of rare woods with different textures and colours. Individual parts of the mosaic that require an additional shiny effect are immersed in hot oil for 10 seconds, which gives an unusual colour and extra shine to the wood.
Tune: 18 note movement - melody 'Memory (from Cats)' upon the opening of the lid
Design: floral rose inlaid top
Exterior: red finish, wood inlaid top
Interior: lined in plush red velvet with open compartment
Wood/Materials: composition of exotic woods, gold hardware
Dimensions: 24 x 14 x 7cm / 9 1⁄2 x 5 1⁄2 x 2 3⁄4 inches
Presented in a draw-string bag and an Ercolano box
Handcrafted in Sorrento, Italy.
These boxes have been created by hand, piece by piece. A true work of Art not only because of the precious woods used in making them but also for the exquisite creativity of design and originality of their composition.
The Art of inlay (marquetry) dates from the 15th century and originated in Sorrento, Italy, a beautiful town located in the bay of Naples. The technique has remained unchanged over the centuries. Marquetry, or in Italian "Intarsia" is created by layering various sheets of wood (veneer), of different colours, fastened one on top of the other. Elm, white poplar, briar, rosewood are some of the exotic woods used.
During the 1940s the grandfather of Mr. Ercolano opened a small workshop and taught his son Giuseppe the love for this traditional work, which has turned into an art school and then a company. Mr. Ercolano Orlando, the current owner, during the 90s took over the company and continues the tradition of inlay blending modern art with traditional techniques inlaid.
In each box is mounted a precision musical movement made in Switzerland. A timeless heirloom that will be treasured forever.